As an immigrant myself, I understand the hopes and fears of those who go through this process in order to achieve their American dream. My journey into the legal profession has been slightly unconventional. I was born and raised in India, and while growing up I knew I wanted to find a career path that could lead me in the direction of helping people and making a difference. I always did well in school, and when it came time for college, I decided to pursue a degree in engineering from the NSS College of Engineering. Upon graduating with my degree, I wasted no time applying for a masters program at the Management Development Institute in Gurgaon. After completing the two-year program and receiving my M.B.A., I initially began working as a consultant for a talent agency, maintaining client relationships and crafting practical solutions with local and international companies across various industries. I decided that if I wanted to continue to further my education and expand my opportunities, I would need to come to the United States.
When I first arrived in the U.S., While working, I went through the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, and I realized just how difficult the process can be for immigrants who simply are looking for an opportunity to better themselves and the lives of their family in this great country. After earning my citizenship, I decided that I wanted to become an advocate for those out there like myself who wanted the opportunity to become another proud U.S. citizen.
So in 2008, I was accepted into the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and have continued to live in Dallas for over a decade. During my time at SMU, I picked up extensive knowledge and experience interning for the Honorable Ron Clark in the Eastern District Court of Texas in Beaumont. I also served as a student attorney for the SMU Tax clinic, handling various case matters while studying for my Juris Doctor. By the spring of 2010, I finally received my J.D. and was able to pass the Texas state bar, enabling me to officially practice law. After graduating I began working as an attorney for Special Counsel, a company that provides legal consulting and counsel. My efforts mainly focused on patent law, but I soon was recruited by a local law firm in the Dallas area to work as a contract attorney. This allowed me to further expand my knowledge and experience, as I helped draft pleadings, memorandums, and briefs regarding various areas of intellectual property and litigation.
The best part of my job is getting the opportunity to help people and making a difference in the lives of my wonderful clients.